Models and frameworks for assessing the value of disaster research

Strahan K, Keating A, & Handmer J (2020). Models and frameworks for assessing the value of disaster research. Progress in Disaster Science: e100094. DOI:10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100094. (In Press)

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Abstract

Funders, governments, stakeholders and end-users expect to see tangible evidence that an investment in research is a worthy use of resources. Research has impact if it makes a demonstrable contribution to the economy, society, culture, public policy, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond academia.

This paper reviews frameworks that assess the impact of research and considers their usefulness in the conceptualisation and measurement of research impact in the disaster domain. Frameworks demonstrate impact through attribution, measurement and quantification of academic, social, and economic impacts in the short, medium and long term. While there is no specific framework in the hazard domain, adaptation of the “pathways to research impact” tool created by Cruz Rivera et al. (2017) provides a well-considered basis for assessing disaster research impact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research; Value; Impact; Framework; Disaster; Wildfire
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 06:13
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 06:13
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16424

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